Connecticut's 1st congressional district

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Connecticut's 1st congressional district
Current Representative John Larson (DEast Hartford)
Area 673 mi²
Distribution 93.4% urban, 6.6% rural
Population (2010) 714,820
Median income $50,227
Ethnicity 65.0% White, 13.8% Black, 4.4% Asian, 14.8% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American, 1.9% other
Cook PVI D+12

Connecticut's 1st congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Connecticut. Located in the north-central part of the state, the district is anchored by the state capital of Hartford. It encompasses much of central Connecticut and includes towns within Hartford, Litchfield, and Middlesex counties.

Principal cities include: Bristol, Hartford, and Torrington.

The district is currently represented by Democrat John Larson.

Towns in the district[edit]

Hartford County - Berlin, Bloomfield, Bristol, East Granby, East Hartford, East Windsor, Glastonbury (part), Granby, Hartford, Hartland, Manchester, Newington, Rocky Hill, Southington, South Windsor, West Hartford, Wethersfield, Windsor, and Windsor Locks.

Litchfield County - Barkhamsted, Colebrook, New Hartford, Torrington (part), and Winchester.

Middlesex County - Cromwell, Middletown (part), and Portland.

Voter registration[edit]

Voter Registration and Party Enrollment as of October 30, 2012[1]
Party Active Voters Inactive Voters Total Voters Percentage
  Democratic 156,784 11,392 168,176 40.39%
  Republican 71,932 3,348 75,280 18.08%
  Minor Parties 301 29 330 0.07%
  Unaffiliated 161,327 11,299 172,626 41.46%
Total 390,334 26,068 416,412 100%

Recent presidential elections[edit]

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2000 President Gore 62 - 33%
2004 President Kerry 60 - 39%
2008 President Obama 66 - 33%
2012 President Obama 63 - 36%

Recent elections[edit]

The district has the lowest Republican voter performance of the five Connecticut house seats. It has been in Democratic hands without interruption since 1957, and for all but six years since 1931.

US House election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Barbara B. Kennelly (inc.) 176,463 77.24
Republican Mario Robles, Jr. 51,985 22.76
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 228,448
US House election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Barbara B. Kennelly (inc.) 126,566 71.40 -5.86
Republican James P. Garvey 50,690 28.60 +5.86
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 177,256
US House election, 1992
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Barbara B. Kennelly (inc.) 112,838 45.98 -25.42
Republican Phillip Steele 75,113 30.61 +2.01
A Connecticut Party Barbara B. Kennelly (inc.) 51,897 21.15 +21.15
Concerned Citizens Gary R. Garneau 5,577 2.27 +2.27
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 245,425
US House election, 1994
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Barbara B. Kennelly (inc.) 88,946 47.08 +1.10
A Connecticut Party Barbara B. Kennelly (inc.) 49,691 26.30 +5.15
Republican Douglas T. Putnam 46,865 24.81 -5.80
Concerned Citizens John F. Forry, III 3,405 1.80 -0.47
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 188,907
US House election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Barbara B. Kennelly (inc.) 145,169 67.48 +20.40
Republican Kent Sleath 53,666 24.95 +0.14
A Connecticut Party Barbara B. Kennelly (inc.) 13,053 6.07 -20.23
Concerned Citizens John F. Forry, III 2,099 0.98 -0.82
Natural Law Daniel A. Wasielewski 1,149 0.53 +0.53
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 215,136
US House election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John B. Larson 97,681 58.05 -9.43
Republican Kevin O'Connor 69,668 41.40 +16.45
Term Limits Jay E. Palmieri, IV 915 0.54 +0.54
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 168,264
US House election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John B. Larson (inc.) 151,932 71.92 +12.87
Republican Robert Backlund 59,331 28.08 -13.32
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 211,263
US House election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John B. Larson (inc.) 134,698 66.79 -5.12
Republican Phillip Steele 66,968 33.21 +5.12
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 201,666
US House election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John B. Larson (inc.) 198,802 72.99 +6.20
Republican John M. Halstead 73,601 27.01 -6.20
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 272,403
US House election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John B. Larson (inc.) 154,539 74.44 +1.45
Republican Scott MacLean 53,010 25.52 -1.43
Green Stephen Fournier (write-in) 43 0.02 +0.02
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 207,592
US House election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John B. Larson (inc.) 194,493 65.80 -8.64
Republican Joseph Visconti 76,860 26.01 +0.49
Working Families John B. Larson (inc.) 17,000 5.75 +5.75
Green Stephen Fournier 7,201 2.44 +2.42
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 295,554
US House election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John B. Larson (inc.) 130,538 57.75 -8.05
Republican Ann Brickley 84,076 37.20 +11.19
Working Families John B. Larson (inc.) 7,902 3.50 -2.25
Green Kenneth J. Krayeske 2,564 1.13 -1.31
Socialist Action Christopher J. Hutchinson 955 0.42 +0.42
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 226,035
Connecticut 1st Congressional District Election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John B. Larson (inc.) 192,840 64.92 +7.17
Republican John Henry Decker 82,321 27.71 -9.49
Working Families John B. Larson (inc.) 14,133 4.76 +1.26
Green Michael DeRosa 5,477 1.84 +0.71
Independent Matthew Corey (Petitioning) 2,290 0.77 +0.77
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 297,061

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years Electoral history
Isaac Toucey - Brady-Handy.jpg Isaac Toucey Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
Lost re-election
No image.svg Joseph Trumbull Whig March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1843
Retired
ThomasSeymour.png Thomas H. Seymour Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
Retired
James Dixon - Brady-Handy.jpg James Dixon Whig March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1849
Retired
No image.svg Loren P. Waldo Democratic March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
Lost re-election
No image.svg Charles Chapman Whig March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
Retired to run for Governor
No image.svg James T. Pratt Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
Lost re-election
No image.svg Ezra Clark, Jr. American March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
Changed Party
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
Lost re-election
No image.svg Dwight Loomis Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1863
Retired
MayorHenryCDeming.jpg Henry C. Deming Republican March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1867
Lost re-election
No image.svg Richard D. Hubbard Democratic March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1869
Retired
No image.svg Julius L. Strong Republican March 4, 1869 –
September 7, 1872
Died
Vacant September 7, 1872 –
December 2, 1872
Joseph Roswell Hawley - Brady-Handy.jpg Joseph R. Hawley Republican December 2, 1872 –
March 3, 1875
Lost re-election
GMLanders.jpg George M. Landers Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1879
Retired
Joseph Roswell Hawley - Brady-Handy.jpg Joseph R. Hawley Republican March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1881
Elected to US Senate
JohnRBuck.jpg John R. Buck Republican March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1883
Lost re-election
William W. Eaton - Brady-Handy.jpg William W. Eaton Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
Lost re-election
JohnRBuck.jpg John R. Buck Republican March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1887
Lost re-election
No image.svg Robert J. Vance Democratic March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1889
Lost re-election
No image.svg William E. Simonds Republican March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1891
Lost re-election
No image.svg Lewis Sperry Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1895
Lost re-election
No image.svg E. Stevens Henry Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1913
Retired
AugustineLonergan.jpg Augustine Lonergan Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
Lost re-election
No image.svg P. Davis Oakey Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1917
Lost re-election
AugustineLonergan.jpg Augustine Lonergan Democratic March 4, 1917 –
March 3, 1921
Retired to run for U.S. Senate
No image.svg E. Hart Fenn Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1931
Retired
AugustineLonergan.jpg Augustine Lonergan Democratic March 4, 1931 –
March 3, 1933
Elected to US Senate
HermanKopplemann.jpg Herman P. Kopplemann Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1939
Lost re-election
WilliamJMiller.jpg William J. Miller Republican January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1941
Lost re-election
HermanKopplemann.jpg Herman P. Kopplemann Democratic January 3, 1941 –
January 3, 1943
Lost re-election
WilliamJMiller.jpg William J. Miller Republican January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1945
Lost re-election
HermanKopplemann.jpg Herman P. Kopplemann Democratic January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1947
Lost re-election
WilliamJMiller.jpg William J. Miller Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1949
Lost re-election
Abraham ribicoff.jpg Abraham A. Ribicoff Democratic January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1953
Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Thomasjdodd.jpg Thomas J. Dodd Democratic January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1957
Retired to run for U.S. Senate
No image.svg Edwin H. May, Jr. Republican January 3, 1957 –
January 3, 1959
Lost re-election
Emilio Daddario.jpg Emilio Q. Daddario Democratic January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1971
Retired to run for Governor
WilliamCotter.jpg William R. Cotter Democratic January 3, 1971 –
September 8, 1981
Died
Vacant September 9, 1981 –
January 11, 1982
Barbarakennelly.jpg Barbara B. Kennelly Democratic January 12, 1982 –
January 3, 1999
First elected to finish Cotter's term
Retired to run for Governor
John B Larson, Official Portrait, circa 111 - 112th Congress.jpg John Larson Democratic January 3, 1999 –
Present
Incumbent
The district from 2003 to 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Registration and Party Enrollment Statistics as of October 30, 2012" (PDF). Connecticut Secretary of State. Archived from the original on November 1, 2012. Retrieved October 30, 2012. 

Coordinates: 41°55′43″N 73°01′03″W / 41.92861°N 73.01750°W / 41.92861; -73.01750